Abdulla was in Ali farm this morning early and saw the spotted cuckoo again. He rushed home for his camera and got the stock photo. I went down later but couldn't track it down. So far I've seen it for 5 seconds and Adbulla has watched it for almost an hour over two occasions. The bird has been seen for a week today. Lets hope it stays a little longer.
dirty and dusty this morning but the number of new species around has improved dramatically - this morning I went south into the drier desert spaces that make up much of the island - not that there is much of it left this being silly season - camping time.
Desert Lark - one of a pair carrying off food?
Pied Wheatear - two of the dozen or so seen today
Red-tailed or Kurdish Wheatear
Blue Rock Thrush one of three seen
The bringer of spring a Hoopoe
Only had time for a quick visit to Maharraq and Buri and not a lot around but the big return can not be far away...
heavy fog made the morning start much later than normal - no sign of the Eagle Brendan had seen on Thursday or the Gallinule in fact quite quite both weather-wise and with the birds.
Stonechat - an interesting looking bird
Yet another Bluethroat
Swallow in silhouette
Just as I took the shot the Moorhen zapped through the picture
I spent this morning checking the ditches around Adhari again before moving out to the reclaimed land at the top end of Tubli Bay
Adhari was good but I missed the Kingfishers yet again but at least I did get my camera leveled onto one bird.
But best of the day were the Little Bitterns I found two pairs here are images of one from each.
Western Reef Heron - having a bad hair day
Purple Heron - still around
Grey Heron and Little Egret
Great Black-headed Gull - 5 seen at the sewage outfall
At the tidal roost area on the reclaimed land
Pacific Golden Plover - one of 25 plus
Broad-billed Sandpiper - a good number were mixed in with the other waders
Waders - Turnstone, Broad-billed and Curlew Sandpiper, Lesser Sand Plover and Dunlin
a Ringed Plover with Dunlin and Stints
Dunlin and Curlew Sandpipers
A Greater Sand Plover strolls past the flocks of roosting waders
Lesser Sand Plover with a single Broad-billed Sandpiper
Oyster Catcher - 14 seen
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